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What does OpenHackSpace actually do???

What does OpenHackSpace actually do?? Great question! I started the site initially to help some friends with basic machining skills and to talk about how to make things, essentially an online shop class. Things morphed over the years I started BitCoin mining which led to 3D printing a large number of parts for other BitCoin

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Another beautiful day!

Spent the entire day cleaning out the garage and getting ready for new equipment to arrive! Currently have 6 300×300 Printers, a 3040 CNC Mill, a EMCO 5 Compact Mill / Lathe. Came to realize that I need more room!  The office needs to be cleaned up! I have been printing AntMiner Shrouds non-stop for

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Building Printers

Over the past 3 months I have been building a number of larger 3D printers and I would like to share what I learned with you! The first thing is you set your sights at a reasonable target. This was a fairly simple for me, I wanted to make a 12’x12’x12′ printer to print computer

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Arduino Control PC Powerstate

  I found myself in a situation where I needed to be able to ping a computer and based on the response power cycle the machine. The Arduino pings the target system and determines if the machine is responsive. If the machine is not responsive it will simply power cycle the machine and wait 3

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Bitcoin – How my computer bought tools!

Virtual currency is term that just screams fake right? Have you heard of Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin? There is countless other forms of virtual currency out there right now as well. Virtual currency has exploded over the last 3 months. Why, you ask? The currency is becoming more mainstream and more websites accept it as payment.

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Its July!

Well I have been out of the loop for a while but this week I will going over some projects that kids can do!

Android, Arduino and RC – Modify Sub Frame

So its the first night of the build. I will be doing all the fabrication tonight. I have made every attempt to only use a drill, hacksaw and clamp to produce the parts for this car. So lets start at the beginning.   Here is the car with the body stripped. This becomes a easy night once

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What happens when Android, Arduino, and RC meet?

  Well as it turns out I think this should be self-guided week! So here is what is on my desk right now. Remember those New Bright cars? Lets skip the duct-tape this time. So here is what found its way to my desk.    One Android phone purchased from Radio-Shack. Why do you ask?

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Obstacle Avoidance – Self Guided

One of the unique things that was learned from the Arduino Rover, was the design of basic avoidance routines. The routines are almost always unique to the platform. This is true even if using multiple RC cars. The RC cars drives will respond and handle differently based on a number of basic factors to include traction,

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Mars Rover Autopsy

After having built the RC Rover based on a cheap New Bright RC I would make these recommendations. The Arduino tie in portion was easy, I would use two PING sensors so it can actually detect a cross section of an area. This would allow it to negotiate crowded areas better. The drive wheels stripped

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